Tag: Humanities

A Visit with Queen Victoria (NH Humanities Program) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 4/12/2018 (Registration Required)

contentRedirectionThis program is free and open to the public and is made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities. About the program:  In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of… Read more

Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger ~ @ 6:30 on Thurs. 10/19/2017 (Registration Requested)

Join us for thSM observinge living history presentation, Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis.  Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture,… Read more

A Visit From Abraham Lincoln ~ (Atkinson Historical Society Program) – Thurs. 10/12/17 @ 6:30

e6431388960e13064a07437b2b50d0e2Join us for a visit from Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood. Mr. Wood’s characterization of Abraham Lincoln begins by recounting Lincoln’s early life and ends with a reading of the “Gettysburg Address.” Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War. Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years… Read more

Meet Lucy Stone: Enter the Antebellum World of the Abolition and Women’s Rights Movements ~ Thursday, April 20th @ 6:30

Lucy Stone jpgJoin us for as we travel back in time in our national history when a married woman did not have legal rights to the money she earned, the property she inherited, or the children she bore. During this same era citizens of the United States thought it a legal and rational pursuit to buy and trade human beings. Lucy Stone, born in Brookfield Massachusetts 1818, decided it was time for… Read more

Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music ~ Monday, March 6th @ 6:30 pm

irish music jordanJoin us for an evening of toe-tapping traditional Irish music, storytelling and songs of emigration with Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki. An award-winning fiddler, Jordan will relay some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by the Irish emigrants. Focusing on songs about leaving Ireland, the reasons for leaving, revealing what happened upon arrival to a new country, and exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land, Jordan… Read more

Community Stories Soldiers Home & Away Book Discussions ~ Sept 20th – Nov 9th

From September through November Kimball Library will hold several book discussions featuring the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. This book was chosen as the selected read for a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away, a collaboration involving nine southern NH libraries and Timberlane Regional School District. For more details about this project and a full schedule of events and other… Read more

Flight of Remembrance: A WW II Memoir of Love and Survival ~ Nov. 3rd @ 6:30

kirschJoin us to hear Marina Dutzmann Kirsch, the author of Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival, the true narrative of her family’s experiences against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland, and Germany. The author will discuss the book’s subject matter, protagonists, sources of inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs. ABOUT THE BOOK: Written… Read more

Luis Paints the World with Terry Farish (Register Gr 1-5) – Wednesday, October 19th @ 6:30

Join us as Terry Farish shares Luis Paints the World and then be part of creating a mural. This program requires registration and is open to 1st through 5th grade students. Click here to register! About the book: ‘Little Luis cannot understand why his adored big brother Nico wants to leave for the army—his brother’s answer makes no sense. Why can’t he see the world from right there from home?… Read more

Community Stories: Home & Away ~ Sept 16 – Nov 12th

communitystorieslogo     9 Libraries, 9 weeks, 1 Mission     Nine southern New Hampshire libraries come together to promote community reading and to recognize the contributions of veterans, active military, and their families. The project, Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away, is supported by New Hampshire Humanities, and will bring over 50 free events to New Hampshire between September 16 and November 12, 2016. Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Hampstead, Hudson, Newton,… Read more

Tom McGall – Personal Experience in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne ~ Thursday, Sept. 29th @ 6:30

eagles Please join us to hear Tom McGall from Fremont, NH. He will talk about his experience in Vietnam as a member of the Screaming Eagles: 101st Airborne. Tom left for Vietnam in October 1968 and was assigned to Delta Co. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade 187th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He spent most of his tour of duty in the northern part of South Vietnam along the Laotian boarder… Read more